Not-so #Braves predictions

Say you’re the GM of a MLB team. How many of the players likely to be on Braves 25-man roster would you pursue in a trade? Freddie. Dansby. Inciarte. Julio. Folty. Maybe Jim Johnson or Aroldys? Compare that to the Nats or Mets and you’ll a sense of how far this Braves team has to go […]

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The nadir

No matter how depressing this offseason has been, it could be worse, as this walk down memory lane reminds us. The Braves. losers of three straight, were 38-74 entering play on Aug. 10, 1988. A crowd of 6,070 turned out on one crazy summer night to watch Rick Mahler battle Andy Hawkins. A three-run homer by […]

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Open thread, NLDS Game 3

Here’s the stakes: If the local nine lose tonight the season will hang on the shoulders of Freddy Garcia, and even if he wins the Braves would have to beat the best pitcher in baseball to advance to the NLCS. Fortunately, we have the right pitcher pitcher on the mound. April aside, Julio T. was […]

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Open thread, Game 2 NLDS

Braves get no hit, lose 18-0. In other news, Chip Caray is inducted into Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame, Mark Owens joins him in the booth, Lee Greenwood sings the National Anthem, Jim Leyritz throws out the first pitch, following the pre-game invocation by new team president Ralph Reed. Go Braves! Heyward cf JUpton rf Freeman […]

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Post-game thread, 9/26

Sorry about the late thread — feeling sketchy tonight. Feeling worse after hearing the news about McCann’s right abductor strain, which is the same injury that sidelined B.J. earlier in the summer. Hopefully it’s not that serious, but it’s possible we have just seen B-Mac’s last game as a Brave. Which means we’ll have the pleasure […]

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